Open Air for Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sergei Prokofiev believed that Realism had no place on the stage. So he found a perfect match in 18th century playwright Carlo Gozzi. Gozzi concocted dramas that were as entertaining as they were outlandish. One, a tale of a melancholy prince, a vengeful witch and would-be princesses locked up in giant citrus fruits, gave Prokofiev fodder for a notorious opera, The Love of Three Oranges. Though highly anti-oxidant, it was premiered in the West--Chicago, 1921. A suite from The Love of Three Oranges on Open Air.
Lucas de Ribayaz
Andrew Lawrence-King, conductor, Harp Consort
Caprice and Elegy
Eric Fenby, conductor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto!
Marco Armiliato, conductor, Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra of Milan; Renee Fleming, soprano
Piano Sonata No. 26 "Les Adieux"
Ludwig van Beethoven
Andras Schiff, piano
Symphony No. 38 "Echo"
Franz Joseph Haydn
Trevor Pinnock, conductor, English Concert
Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Frans Bruggen, conductor, Orchestra of the 18th Century
Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Vaghi e lieti fanciulli (Delightful and happy youths)
Rinaldo Alessandrini, conductor, Concerto Italiano
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite
Jordi Savall, conductor, Le Concert des Nations
Etude No. 3
Murray Perahia, piano
Love for 3 Oranges: Suite
Charles Dutoit, conductor, Montreal Symphony Orchestra